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The DARK HORSE in the room

I feel a bit ashamed of something.. In covering horror happenings in entertainment, I missed out on one big thing: Victor Salva directed the new DARK HORSE horror flick..

That movie was released in only a few theaters this weekend ..

Victor Salva's name should be in your horror brain for two reasons: 1st, he was the director of the JEEPERS CREEPERS films, and secondly, the other reason Salva should be known is for his molestation of a 12-year-old during filming of CLOWNHOUSE.  

The VICE article on Salva, linked here, should be read and studied by all.  The parallel with Salva is that his sordid history was what it was, but he still creates amazing horror films with great atmosphere..

I recall back in the early days of the HORROR REPORT. I loved the original JEEPERS CREEPERS, and I felt that it reinvented horror movies after a of 1990s 'know what you did last summer' type trash..
But the whole 1989 CLOWNHOUSE scandal came back to haunt him as much as his films haunted theater goers..
And now, 2014, his crimes yet again get mentioned every time one of his films do..

Should the molestation jail sentence be a reason to trash JEEPERS CREEPERS and DARK HORSE? That you're choice.. but at least you'll know where Salva got his peepers..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…